The Jacques Pépin Foundation supports free culinary and life skills training, through community based organizations, that helps individuals detached from the workforce gain confidence, skills, and employment in food service.

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Request for Proposals

The JPF has now officially opened applications for our 2024 grant cycle! Applications are welcome from existing nonprofits for general operation costs OR specific projects to enhance a culinary training program. Grant proposals may include general operating costs, costs for membership fees to join a community kitchen network, funds to improve facilities, expand programming, directly improve teaching, add certifications, support alumni, or expand or improve upon employer partnerships.

Jacques Pepin with guests at the 2023 JPF Gala event. Photo by Eric Vitale photography.

Tickets Now Available for the JPF Gala!

The Jacques Pépin Foundation 7th Anniversary Celebration Gala will be here before we know it! Join Jacques for a gathering of celebrated chefs and media personalities, amazing food and drinks, and all the razzle dazzle of New York City! It’s happening on April 4, 2024, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Pier 61).

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Learn to Cook Like Jacques

Jacques shares quick and easy recipes in his Cooking at Home series. For a more in-depth exploration of Jacques' technique, check out “Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique” online culinary course.

We are all equal in the eyes of the stove.

~ Jacques Pépin

Nous sommes tous égaux dans les yeux du fourneau.

~ Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin

The Foundation

The Foundation was formed in June, 2016 by Jacques Pépin and his closest family to translate Jacques’ inspirational love of cooking, mastery of classic technique, and renowned teaching ability into action that benefits people disenfranchised from the workforce.

As the most trusted name in culinary education, we believe the Jacques Pépin Foundation is uniquely qualified to advance culinary training for our neediest, willing citizens.

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Becoming a JPF Member is one of the best ways to support. All member levels receive access to our groundbreaking Video Recipe Book featuring hundreds of recipes from many of the most renowned chefs and mixologists. Visit our membership registration page to see all the benefits and become a member today.